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3 Day Tour to Kumarakom - from Cochin

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Key facts

Where: Cochin , India Duration: 3 Days

Highlights

  • See a variety of birds and enjoy boating on this tour
  • Kumarakom is a nature-lover′s paradise

Overview

Visit Kumarakom in Kerala on your trip to India and discover an India that is not all hustle and bustle and noise. Slender coconut palms, never-ending paddy fields, meandering lagoons and beautiful backwaters have earned Kumarakom, and indeed all of Kerala, the sobriquet “God’s own Country”.

Kumarakom lies on the shores of Vembanad Lake and is a picturesque village. The lake provides boating, fishing and sightseeing experiences that are truly exhilarating.

Another attraction here is the Kumarakom bird sanctuary. Spread across 14 acres, the bird sanctuary is a favourite haunt of migratory birds and an ornithologist's paradise. Egrets, darters, herons, teal, waterfowl, cuckoo, wild duck and migratory birds like the Siberian stork that live in flocks are to be found here.

Enjoy the sounds of bubbling brooks, the call of hundreds of exotic birds and the gentle lapping of oars in the calm backwaters on this tour to Kumarakom.

Itinerary

Day 1:

You will be picked up from the airport/your hotel in Cochin and travel in an air-conditioned vehicle to Kumarakom, a distance of approximately 95 kilometres. Check into Whispering Palms. You will stay in a garden-facing room. Whispering Palms is situated on the banks of the idyllic Vembanad Lake. It is the ideal place for relaxing and enjoying the tranquility all around.

The hotel has air-conditioned rooms which have a fine blend of ethnic ambience with modern amenities that include a television, mini bar and traditional Kerala-style furnishings. The hotel has a multi-cuisine restaurant.

Your package includes breakfast daily throughout your stay.

Spend the night at the hotel.

Day 2:

Spend the day at leisure and explore Kumarakom on your own. Visit the Vembanad Lake which is as an integral part of the backwater cruises in Kerala. Enjoy a boat cruise on the lake and spot a variety of birds at the bird sanctuary which lies on the eastern banks of the lake. You may also visit the backwater town of Kottayam, famous for its rubber plantations and old churches.

Spend the night at the hotel.

Day 3:

After breakfast, you will depart for Cochin and be dropped at your hotel/the airport where the tour ends.

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily

Duration

3 Days

Start time

Start time: Your preferred start time
Duration: 3 Days

Meeting point

Airport/your hotel in Cochin.
(Please advise your hotel/flight arrival details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

Ending point

Airport/ your hotel in Cochin

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Inclusions

  • Airport/hotel pick up and drop off in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Assistance on arrival and departure at airports/hotel by a representative and porterage of 01 standard baggage per person at airport
  • Accommodation at the Whispering Palms (Single or sharing twin/triple bedded for 2 nights)
  • Breakfast

Exclusions

  • Lunch and dinner
  • Guide
  • Expenses of personal nature such as table drinks, telephone calls, laundry, camera fee for still or video camera, tips to drivers and local guides

Please note

Please specify your preferred start time in the special request section in the online booking form. While we cannot guarantee departure at the selected time, we do strive to find the most suitable match.

In the event of any of the above mentioned hotel not becoming available we shall book alternate accommodation at a similar or next best available hotel and shall pass on the difference of rates (supplement/reduction whatever applicable) to you
Check-in/out time is 12 noon at all the hotels.

For final confirmation of the start time, please contact the local activity operator a day before departure. Contact details of the activity operator will be mentioned in your confirmation voucher.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • You will travel in an air-conditioned medium-sized car if there are 1-2 passengers, Toyota Innova if there are 3 passengers and a Tempo Traveller if there are 4 passengers.
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Cancellation policy

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